Supporting children back into settings
Do you understand the impact on children of shifting from a structured routine in settings to the social isolation of lockdown and back again? Could you recognise the signs that a child or young person was struggling with these transitions? Do you feel confident about supporting children and young people effectively when they return from lockdown?
About this course
The coronavirus lockdown has led to significant changes in the daily lives and routines of us all. For many, the experience of social distancing and isolation is challenging and disorienting, provoking a variety of strong feelings such as anger, grief and confusion.
This two-hour webinar will develop licensed practitioners’ capacity to support their wider staff teams to work with children who are returning from the coronavirus lockdown to a structured routine in settings. You will have the opportunity to explore some of the different ways that children and young people may have been impacted by the lockdown and how this might manifest in their behaviour. Then, you will discover some helpful ways to respond to the children and young people when they return to your setting once the lockdown has ended. In particular, you will gain some new, practical strategies, activities and resources, grounded in recent research, that will enhance your own and your colleagues’ ability to support these children and young people moving forwards.
You will come away from this webinar with:
• a deeper insight into what happens for children and young people when they are going through experiences of significant change and loss
• an understanding of how to support children and young people when they return from lockdown
• a range of new activities, resources and techniques to draw on that you can share with the wider staff in your setting
• a greater awareness of your own needs and resources.